White Cheddar Gougères

  • Prep Time
    20 min
  • Cook Time
    25 min
  • Serves
    30 gougères

How To

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Combine butter, water and salt in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add flour, stirring until it comes together in a smooth dough. Return to heat and continue to stir until the dough dries out slightly and starts to pull away from the pan, about 2 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time. The dough might look slippery and separated at first, but keep beating until dough is smooth and sticky before adding the next egg (you can also transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and use a stand mixer for this part - it’s quite the arm workout otherwise!)
  6. Stir in shredded cheese.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop, spoon 1" balls of dough onto baking sheets, leaving an inch or two of space between them. You can also transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe the dough that way instead.
  8. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until gougères are puffed and bottoms are golden brown.
  9. Serve warm with apple butter. Gougères can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated in an airtight container or even frozen in a zip-top bag; reheat in a 350°F oven until hot.

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